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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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The south is famous for smoking everything. Why not beer? Sue is a big, rich, smoky malt bomb of a beer, with mellow smokiness coming from barley malts smoked with cherry wood, and assertive bitterness from Galena and Perle hops to cleanse the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (6281) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2010
12 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with illinismitty, one of Nashville’s finest- thanks again, Sean! Pours a super dark opaque brown, almost black except for some brown highlights when held up to light, with a tiny tan head that turns into a tiny ring on the inner edge of the glass. Aroma gets better as it warms: notes of smoked wood, smoked meats, roasted malts, earth, coffee, and dark chocolate. The flavor is just as nice and smoky, with the same wood and meat notes, roasted chocolate malts, coffee, earthy notes, and some tart, dark fruits. The smoke is mild and balanced well with the beer, a great amount and a standard for other smoked beers. Medium-full bodied, with average carbonation and a rich, roasty mouthfeel and smoky finish. I sure hope there is more of this when I head down to Nashville this weekend; this is an awesome beer and an outstanding example of the style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zach8270 (3376) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2010
(bottle - 12 oz) Dark black with a very thin tan head. Aroma is heavy smoke. Almost like a campfire. The cherry-wood offers the lightest hint of sweetness, and the malts come through near the finish. Flavor is roasty and smokey all rolled into one. Very light hops in the middle. Mainly that wonderful smokey and roasty flavor. Outstanding. Big thanks to David for this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MeadMe (1284) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2010
This one comes from JohnQVegas a crazy good trader!! A: Pours a very deep shade of dark black. A nice tan khaki head quickly rises and then dies to a nice solid ring. Beautiful sheet lacing is left all the way down the glass. S: Wonderful aromas that only got better as it warmed. I started this one at 55 degrees and by the time it got to room temp it was a wonderful smelling brew. Tons of smoked malt for sure. Earthy chocolate, light coffee, earth, and hints of grassy hops. T: Wonderful Wonderful smoked beer. This one is so much more than just smoke. The smoke is bold without being over the top. Nothing acrid about it at all. Is says they used Cherry wood which is a good choice. As a BBQ’er myself I think the milder smoke from the cherry wood really complimented the base porter. Bakers chocolate and hints of earthy hops are there. Threshold levels of dark fruit can be picked up as well. M: On the fuller side of medium, smooth for a smoked beer, a bit of bite in the finish. D: Really good for the style. Glad I got more than one. Next weekend I think I will fire up the smoker, cook some ribes over cherry wood and pair it up with a couple of these bad boy. I purchased land in Tennessee several years ago. It makes me happy to know that I will have access to these guys when I move there. This is a tasty beer, and I have learned that the only thing better than a boy named Sue, is a beer named Sue!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
puggy211 (711) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - MAR 27, 2010
pitch black in body, small head with a good, smoked aroma to it while the beer give a nice smoke, caramel mixed in with chocolate malts, it’s well balanced but the smoke flavor is a bit overpowering. good beer and taste better when it warms up a bit

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpringsLicker (3119) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Black opaque pour that throws up a creamy tan head. Smoky roast malt aroma. Roasty with lots of nice smoked malt notes. One of the best smoked beers I can remember drinking in a long time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8796) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2010
12oz bottle - thanks Josh for sharing. Poured a deeper brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of smoked meats, burnt wood, and campfire. Tastes of smoked meats, some chocolate, and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Tasted 2/25/10. 12oz bottle. Dark and opaque brown hue. Webbed khaki head. Aromas of faint smoke and wood. Earthy nose. Full bodied with a sweet smokiness mixed with a candy note. Deep, earthy flavors. Smooth and very drinkable. The flavors meld very well together. The malts hold a touch peat flavor, but the finish is smooth and mildly sticky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5266) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Translucent brown with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of smoked cherry wood, caramel malts, and burnt bread. Taste of caramel malts, nuts, tobacco, light earthiness, and a dry finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4436) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Thanks to Josh for sharing this one. Pours a deeper brown with amber notes and a medium creamy off white head. Aroma of smoked meats, smokey Kielbasa, heard to get much more then the smoke. Flavor has the same smokey profile and some toffee notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Some kind soul shared this warming treat on the table on Sexy Choc morning. Had zero expectations for this, just like ucusty sez. But it immediately impressed as a pleasant surprise, thick pillowy body with a creamy-to-chalky mouthfeel. Nose was huge campfire with a hint of jerky, all on top of a solid chocolatey base. Substantial, earthy, and just complex enough. Hope these folks start sending bottles to NC, stat!

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